Thursday, October 8, 2009

CHEDDAR PUMPKINS's the end of the week and time for the Halloween food ideas. Last week we had those ghastly witch fingers. This week we have a cute and clever idea courtesy of Betty Crocker. I made a bunch of these little pumpkins for an adult party and everyone loved them. You just pop them in your mouth. But this is a great project to do with the kids. They are nice little bites and can be a good after school snack or a cute snack to serve when your kids are having a play date! Now half the fun with these is making sure you make them look like they are sitting in the pumpkin patch! Sit back and just watch them get picked!! Enjoy and have a great weekend.
Also, to all of you who wrote to wish me a Happy Birthday....many thanks!! And don't forget to sign up for the giveaway which ends tomorrow!!

8 tablespoons smoked Cheddar firm cold pack cheese food (from 8-oz container), well chilled
2 teaspoons finely chopped peanuts
4 butter-flavored pretzel spindles or sticks, broken in half
16 tiny pieces fresh parsley leaves
This will make 8 pumpkins so you need to double or triple the ingredients for more.Directions
Line small serving plate with waxed paper.
Roll each level tablespoon cold pack cheese food into a ball; place on waxed paper-lined serving plate.
Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes for easier handling.
With end of toothpick, draw ridges around balls to resemble pumpkins.
Dip bottoms of cheese balls in chopped peanuts.
Just before serving, insert pretzel halves into cheese balls for pumpkin stems. Decorate with parsley for leaves.
Store in refrigerator.


  1. Sooooooooooooo cool. Great ideas you are giving us Linda. Hey...I am sorry I missed your birthday. A very very happy birthday to you...sorry I missed it!

  2. Very creative! You are amazing with your ideas for a festive Halloween. Thanks...

  3. Are these like the cutest or what!! I LOVE this. You are just too much fun!

  4. Those are so cute! What fun to make with the kids! Thanks Linda!

    Hope you had a good week!


  5. Love em. They are so festive!

  6. What a unique flavor combo, they sound delicious!

  7. Those look wonderful. I will have to try this one for Trey's school fall party. Have a great weekend.


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